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Britain gets a little more selfish
By George Eaton - 07 December 11:19

Social Attitudes survey highlights the scale of the challenge facing the left.

Cameron remains locked in a lose-lose situation on the euro
By Samira Shackle - 07 December 9:40

The PM attempts to appease Eurosceptic MPs while retaining British influence in the EU. He cannot ha

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 December 7:55

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Balls toughens Labour's stance on the euro
By George Eaton - 06 December 17:30

Shadow chancellor says that there is "no possibility" of Britain joining the euro "in my lifetime".

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 December 15:53

The five must-read blogs from today, including how snow could prevent a double-dip recession.

Dark arts? More like bogus boasts
By Andrew Smith - 06 December 13:53

On Bell Pottinger, fake blogs and Googlewashing.

Balls: we're losing the battle but we'll win the war
By George Eaton - 06 December 11:28

Shadow chancellor insists that "in the end, good economics is good politics too."

Lobbyists caught on tape claiming to have influence over the Prime Minister
By Samira Shackle - 06 December 11:17

Senior figures at Bell Pottinger secretly recorded boasting of links to senior Conservatives.

Who are Standard and Poor's and why should we care?
By Samira Shackle - 06 December 9:36

The credit ratings agency has warned it could downgrade all 15 eurozone countries. Why does this mat

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 December 7:51

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

A new chapter in EU integration, whether Britain likes it or not
By Rafael Behr - 05 December 16:45

The new EU treaty is bound to contain something that British sceptics think requires a referendum.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the proof that Europe's woes are not caused by the we

Cameron's new EU referendum headache
By George Eaton - 05 December 13:31

Downing Street slaps down Iain Duncan Smith's call for a referendum on any "major treaty change".

The UK earns a D for inequality
By George Eaton - 05 December 12:05

Inequality has risen faster in the UK than in any other rich country.

Is this the end of the "greenest government ever"?
By Samira Shackle - 05 December 9:24

Campaigners say coalition is "the most environmentally destructive government" since birth of modern

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 December 7:47

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Top 10: the week's most read
By New Statesman - 04 December 12:19

Jeremy Clarkson, God and Brick Lane curry houses.

The real George Osborne's Granita moment
By Jon Bernstein - 04 December 11:47

"They must be talking about a different Chancellor."

How to read the Tory poll lead
By Jon Bernstein - 04 December 10:01

Cameron's party on top in this morning's Sunday Telegraph/ICM survey.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 04 December 8:26

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

The trouble with the King James Bible
By Andrew Zak Williams - 03 December 11:34

It's hardly sufficient that every copy will come with a brief introduction penned by Michael Gove.

The world's first pop-up shopping mall
By Sean Carey - 03 December 9:24

Is clothes browsing inside refurbished shipping containers in east London as hip (and non-corporate)

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 03 December 8:43

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Good Dictator, Bad Dictator
By Mary Mitchell - 02 December 17:53

As the Arab World calls for integrity in governance, corrupt and despotic regimes are being supporte

Web only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 December 16:01

The five must-read blogs from today, including Euro banknotes: The movie.

Cameron is a spectator at euro endgame
By Rafael Behr - 02 December 13:20

Any deal will have "Made in Germany" stamped all over it.

Tackling climate change will require local, national and international action
By Ivan Lewis - 02 December 11:56

At Durban, leaders must show they understand the scale of the climate change emergency.

Owen Jones doesn't like striking workers
By New Statesman - 02 December 11:04

Video: the author of Chavs attacks "public sector scroungers".

Is this the end of the world as we know it?
By Petros Fassoulas - 02 December 10:32

It's certainly the end of the eurozone as we know it.

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